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Making clothes - beginners or "next step"

Beginners Dressmaking: Pyjama Bottoms

About the Course

Learn to dressmake in France or continuing dressmaking:

Learning to dressmake:
Techniques covered include: thread & use a sewing machine, sewing straight & accurately, preventing frayed edges, achieving a professional finish, cutting out, stitching a seam and a hem, using a commercial pattern – what do all those signs mean?

What you’ll make: Infinity scarf, pyjama bottoms, tunic top

Continuing dressmaking:
If you’ve made one or two garments already and now want to focus on achieving a better finish or perhaps to use a commercial pattern for the first time, you might like to spend a week here in France in my Sewing Studio. Maybe you’re self-taught (muddling through with the help of You Tube). Perhaps you’re someone who “used to sew”, but life got in the way, and you need some help in remembering your skills and boosting your confidence…

Prices vary depending on the accommodation option you choose (self-catering/catering). Please see my website for details.

There are lots of reviews on my website!

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

* Transport to and from Bordeaux airport - flights from Bergerac/Limoges by arrangement.
* Fully catered.
* Days/ half days out.
* Some fabrics/threads etc will be provided, most you will need to bring with you - please email me for further information.
* Accommodation will be an en-suite room to yourself (£1,100) or sharing an en-suite room with one other person (£1,000). Or, room to yourself but sharing a shower-room with one other person: £1,000 each. Non-participating partners - please ask for reduction.
SPECIAL deals for groups.

Flights to and from the UK.
Holiday insurance.


Bronwen Shepherd at Textile Holidays France
Le Maine Neuf
16300 Challignac
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  • Hen dos
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
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  • Suitable for beginners

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